Legal Notice January 18, 2017

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT #881
MAPLE LAKE, MN
MINUTES
Members Present: Shelly Liljequist, Joe Mavencamp, Shelley McAlpine, Bill Neumann, Chris Pa men, Joe Paumen, and Richard Thomas
Others Present: Mark Redemske, David Hansen (arrived at 7:54 p.m.), Andy Sawatzke, Maureen Donohue, Nicole Casebolt, Tanya Malawitz and Katie Friedman
1. Meeting called to order at 7:01 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Election of a School Board Chair. Thomas nominated Joe Paumen. M/S Thomas/Liljequist. Motion carries 7-0.
4. “District #881 is proud of”
January 23-27, 2017 is Paraprofessional Recognition Week. Maple Lake Schools are proud of our paraprofessionals.
5. Recognition of visitors: Tiffany Grube
6. M/S Mavencamp/McAlpine - Approve the agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, January 9, 2017, with the addition of item 10E. Motion carries 7-0.
7. M/S Liljequist/McAlpine Approve the consent agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, January 9, 2017. Motion carries 7-0
8. Open Forum-None
9. Unfinished Business
A. M/S Liljequist/Mavencamp - Motion to approve the licensed staff seniority list for 2016-2017. Motion carries 7-0.
B. December 22, 2016 enrollment figures were 839.7, but we have added 4 students since break.
10. New Business
A. Motion to approve organizational items effective January 1 through December 31, 2017
1. School Board Officers - M/S Thomas/C. Paumen - Vice Chair-Liljequist; Clerk-McAlpine; Treasurer-Mavencamp. Motion carries 7-0.
2. School Board Appointments - M/S Thomas/Liljequist motion to approve committee appointments. Motion carries 7-0.
3. Designations - M/S J. Paumen/Mavencamp, with no changes. Motion carries 7-0.
4. Salaries and Allowances - M/S Mavencamp/Liljequist, with no changes. Motion carries 7-0.
5. Meeting Dates, Time, Place - M/S Liljequist/Thomas, with no changes. Motion carries 7-0.
B. Review draft of 2017-2018 school calendar.
C. M/S Thomas/Liljequist - Motion to accept a $5,000 donation from Bernatello’s Foods, with $2,000 to be used for scholarships and $3,000 to be used at school’s discretion. Motion carries 7-0.
D. M/S McAlpine/C. Paumen - Motion to approve a resolution directing the administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions and reasons therefore. Roll call vote: all yes. Motion carries 7-0.
E. Information on purchasing of a Foreign Travel Insurance Rider for the 2017 Spain trip was discussed with decision to be made at the February 13 board meeting.
11. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team-Thomas reported that they discussed requirement of new SPED teacher evaluations to include one during IEP. Staff will be required to have 1 hour of suicide prevention training.
B. Early Childhood Family Education/Community Education-Grube reported the Princess Ball will be held on February 11, 2017.
C. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative-Thomas said they toured the new Sholund School for Girls in Annandale. Wendy Seefeldt has retired as Business Manager after 30 years. MAWSECO is working on changes for payment of students at Functional Industries.
D. Minnesota High School League-Paumen brought a copy of year report to share.
E. Technology Committee-Redemske reported E-Rate money is drying up. We are looking at technology as items need replacing to decide on replacements being refurbished or purchasing new technology.
F. Elementary School-Sawatzke reported the District Spelling Bee will be in the high school auditorium on January 24. Battle of the Books will be January 26 and 27. Upcoming elementary evening conferences on January 31 and February 2. Looking at moving towards paperless report cards.
G. High School-Casebolt reported for Hansen: End of semester is January 20 and students have received their schedules for second semester. Testing prep has begun and schedule will be published in district newsletter and available online. Registrations process has begun. January late start PLCs will discuss a professional article and RtI student discussion. Snowcoming is February 6-10. Bloodmobile is February 17.
12. Committee Reports
A. Building and Grounds Committee-Will meet soon to prioritize projects. Mavencamp discussed improvements made to softball fields and some track and field areas which included aerating and sand.
13. Set Meeting Dates: Finance and Programs set for January 30, 2017 at 5 p.m.
14. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. Food Service Committee at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in the High School Cafeteria
2. Safe Schools Meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in the Board Room
3. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in the Board Room
4. Schools for Equity in Education at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017 in Minneapolis
5. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017 in Howard Lake
6. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in Buffalo
7. Regular School Board Meeting in February at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017 in the Board Room
8. Schools for Equity in Education at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 in Minneapolis
9. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in the Board Room
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. MSBA Leadership Conference on Thursday and Friday, January 12 & 13, 2017 in Minneapolis
2. Chamber of Commerce Social at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Legion Club
3. Superintendent & City Administrators Meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in Buffalo 4. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017
15. M/S Thomas/Liljequist - Motion to adjourn at 8:00 p.m. Motion carries 7-0.
Respectfully submitted,
Maureen Donohue
Shelley McAlpine

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